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Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

22,373   64,403 50 36,338 1,829 83,784
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 25 36,338 174.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 3,172 15.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 333 1.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 141 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 59 0.3
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 3,380 16.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,244 6.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 56 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 2,609 12.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 63 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 22 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 4,667 22.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 4,147 19.9
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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8 1,024 4.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 190 0.9
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 11 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 251 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 304 1.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 342 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 133 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 873 4.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 63 55,279 264.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 502 2.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,113 10.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,691 8.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,733 17.9
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 69 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,162 5.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 76 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 76 0.4
Totals: 214 124,993  

The population of the Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 208,777 in 2010; in 2000 it was 174,367. The total population changed 19.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (124,993) included 59.9% of the total population in 2010.

Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Cass County, North Dakota, Clay County, Minnesota.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.